Nobuko Hamaguchi

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We have developed a chip-based biosensor for multiplex analysis of protein analytes. The biosensor utilizes immobilized DNA and RNA aptamers, selected against several different protein targets, to simultaneously detect and quantify levels of individual proteins in complex biological mixtures. Aptamers were each fluorescently labeled and immobilized on a(More)
Inosine 5'-monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) is the rate-limiting enzyme in the de novo biosynthesis of guanine nucleotides. In addition to the catalytic domain, IMPDH contains a subdomain of unknown function composed of two cystathione beta-synthase domains. Our results, using three different assays, show that IMPDHs from Tritrichomonas foetus,(More)
IMP dehydrogenase (IMPDH) catalyzes the pivotal step in guanine nucleotide biosynthesis. Here we show that both IMPDH type 1 (IMPDH1) and IMPDH type 2 are associated with polyribosomes, suggesting that these housekeeping proteins have an unanticipated role in translation regulation. This interaction is mediated by the subdomain, a region of disputed(More)
To achieve delivery of doxorubicin (DXR), a very commonly used anticancer agent, to tumor tissues, it was intercalated to plasmid DNA to obtain a plasmid DNA/DXR complex. The cytotoxic effects of DXR, DNA and their complex were examined in colon26/Luc cells, a murine adenocarcinoma clone stably expressing firefly luciferase, co-cultured with RAW264.7 murine(More)
This study was designed to identify functionally important factor IX (FIX) residues. Using recombinant techniques and cell culture, we produced a mutant FIX with arginine at 338 changed to alanine (R338A-FIX). This molecule had approximately 3 times greater clotting activity than that of wild type FIX (wt-FIX) in the activated partial thromboplastin assay.(More)
Early solvation-induced structural reorganization of calcium prothrombin fragment 1 is simulated with molecular dynamics. Initial coordinates are those of the 2.2-A resolution crystal structure [Soriano-Garcia, M., Padmanabhan, K., de Vos, A. M., & Tulinsky, A. (1992) Biochemistry 31, 2554-2556]. The molecular dynamics code AMBER, appropriately modified to(More)
BACKGROUND Hemophilia B is an X-linked inherited disorder caused by the lack of functional factor IX (FIX). Currently, treatment of hemophilia B is performed by intravenous infusion of plasma-derived or recombinant FIX. OBJECTIVE In an effort to reduce factor usage and cost, we investigated the potential use of FIX variants with enhanced specific clotting(More)
Mutational studies in conjunction with ligand binding assays were used to examine the basis of alpha1-adrenergic receptor subtype selectivity for a series of 4-piperidyloxazole antagonists. A set of chimeric alpha 1A receptors were created by systematically substituting individual transmembrane domains from alpha 1D adrenergic receptors. The oxazole(More)
Two molecular sensors that specifically recognize ADP in a background of over 100-fold molar excess of ATP are described. These sensors are nucleic-acid based and comprise a general method for monitoring protein kinase activity. The ADP-aptamer scintillation proximity assay is configured in a single-step, homogeneous format while the allosteric ribozyme(More)
We have used chimeras and point mutations of recombinant coagulation factor IX to examine factor IX's specific interaction with bovine endothelial cells. Previously (Toomey, J. R., Smith, K. J., Roberts, H. R., and Stafford, D. W. (1992) Biochemistry 31, 1806-1808), we restricted the region of factor IX responsible for binding to endothelial cells to its(More)